The famous actress, Angelina Jolie recently learned that she carries a mutation in her BRCA1 gene. Because of this, the actress admitted to having a double mastectomy performed, or having her breasts surgically removed before she even develops breast cancer. It was also noted that having the BRCA1 mutation increases one’s risk of having ovarian cancer to 50%. Angelina’s mother died of both ovarian and breast cancer, thus, the actress wants to deal with this problem before it’s too late.
Learn more about Jolie’s double mastectomy procedure: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/260516.php